Welcome to the West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club!

West Bend Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
The Braising Pan
1100 N Main St
West Bend, WI 53090
United States of America
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Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
We invite you to take a look around our site and learn more about our Club and about Rotary!
Holger Knaack - President, Rotary International
Craig Burnett - District Governor, District 6270
Jonathan Sacks - President, West Bend Sunrise Rotary
Mark your calendars!
Enchantment in the Park 2020 is back for another holiday season! 
Additional info is available at https://www.enchantmentpark.org/
The Sunrise Rotary Enchanted Raffle is upon us once again! Please help support our club so we can support our community.
Recently we have donated money for a new scoreboard at Quaas Creek Park and we have pledged $40,000 for fencing at the baseball diamond at Regner Park. We have also donated $3,500 to the Gingerbread house for those that need Christmas gifts this year.
We literally raise money so we can give it away!
Contact your local Sunrise Rotarian to purchase tickets.
In light of the sudden turn in the weather, the Board has decided to move all meetings to an indoor venue for the foreseeable future.
The Braising Pan has graciously offered to host our Tuesday meetings and provide breakfast.
Therefore, as of this Tuesday, September 15, 2020, our meetings will be at:
The Braising Pan
1100 N Main St
West Bend, WI 53090
Welcome to Jill Wallschlaeger, the newest member of West Bend Sunrise Rotary!
The weather was PERFECT for our 1st day of Enchantment In The Park set up!  In addition to the Rotarian's in the photo below (Joe Zaremba, Scott Tennies, Lori Yahr, John Corbett, Justice Madl, Jeff Pots and Mike Phillips (not in the photo)),  the West Bend Lightning Girls Softball team also helped.
Congratulations to Candy Sarauer who has earned a Paul Harris Award +2. The Paul Harris Award is given in recognition of Candy's continuing support of the Rotary Foundation. Pictured with Candy are (left to right) Club President Jonathan Sacks and Steve Domres.
We are proud to announce that our West Bend Sunrise Rotary Club has earned the Rotary Citation for 2019-2020. It's the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve!
During a year that was challenging for many Rotarians around the world, our club demonstrated a commitment to achieve its goals, which ultimately helps strengthen Rotary and shape Rotary's future.
As you are aware, a mask mandate for the state of Wisconsin went into effect Saturday, August 1.  Accordingly, to comply with the law, protect the health of our members, limit our exposure to liability, and abide by the 4-Way Test, we are requesting that members wear masks at meetings:
  • Except: When eating or drinking
  • Except: When presenting to the group
  • Unless: You have difficulty breathing or other medical concerns or exemptions
We understand that some people will not be wearing a mask for personal reasons/exemptions, and we will respect everyone’s privacy by not questioning anyone.  Above all else, we ask that we continue to show the highest level of respect for each other in this trying time.
While a lot can be said on masks, it is important to remember that the reasons we meet—fellowship and creating long lasting change in our community—have to remain our Number 1 priority and focus.  It doesn’t matter where we meet, what we eat, or even if we have to wear masks, we will adapt and continue to do good in our communities.
If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to Jon Sacks.

The West Bend Sunrise Rotary recently received a grant from Rotary International's Disaster Response Fund and made a donation to the Albrecht Free Clinic in West Bend. The donation will be used by the Clinic to provide Personal Protective Equipment for Albrecht Free Clinic employees, volunteers and patients. This will include a Splash Guard for the reception area and face masks & face shields.

Presenting the check were Rotarians Jon Sacks, Todd Vance and Mary Beth Seiser.

The West Bend Sunrise Rotary recently presented a check to the West Bend Professional Firefighters Charities for purchase on an electrostatic sprayer for our West Bend Fire Stations. 
The check is being presented to West Bend Professional Firefighters Local 2025 President Steve Inhof by 2020 West Bend Sunrise Rotary President, Todd Vance.

Congratulations to Jon Sacks for taking over as the West Bend Sunrise Rotary President for the upcoming year!  And a big THANK YOU to Todd Vance for his leadership the past year!  Here are some pictures from our recent "Changing of the Guard" celebration.
Congrats to our most recent Paul Harris Award recipients - David Baldus and Jon Backhaus! 
Thanks for all that  you do for Rotary and West Bend!!
Here is our Rotary out doing more good in our community!  We collected over 20 bags of trash from Hwy 45 between Paradise Drive and Hwy 33.   It was a good turn out with help from some Noon Rotarians and UWWC students.
12/08/20Ruplinger, AaronPhillips, MikeDirk Brandt, Logistics Management Officer, US Army National GuardWisconsin Air National Guard - West Bend 
12/15/20Roell, TravisJosh/Ethan (Wash Cty)Senator Ron Johnson (Virtual) 
12/22/20Potts, JeffCorbett, JonOur club's very own Justice MadlHistoric Barton Business Association 
12/29/20No Meeting - Holiday break    
01/05/21Nowack, MikeIn ServiceN/A - in service meeting 
01/12/21Neja, BobSeiser, MaryDawn Heath-Fiedler,  Founder and President (Virtual)"Join the Movement to Stop Human Trafficking" - aka JTM
01/19/21Johnson, BobStark, Sue  
01/26/21Phillips, MikeSchuett, CraigTom StolpOzaukee / Washington Land Trust
02/02/21Madl, JusticeIn ServiceN/A - in service meeting 
02/09/21Knoll, JohnSzukalski, Jeff  
02/16/21Malloy, JoyceTennies, Scott  
02/23/21Held, KristinTighe, Teresa  
03/02/21Guse, ChrisIn ServiceN/A - in service meeting 
03/09/21Grinna, AmyVance, Todd  
At our January 27, 2015 Board meeting, the Board approved the "Leave of Absence Policy".
A member can take three months off for a valid reason and if more time is needed he/she would have to apply for an extension by contacting the current president.  The leave would start from the date a written request is received. The written request should include the leave start day and end date if known, if not in the letter, the leave begins the date the written request is received. Dues would have to still have to be paid during the leave of absence period. If paying "Every Rotarian Every Year" dues, those payments will also be billed during your leave. This request does affect our numbers that we need to report to Rotary International so leaves should be requested only in extreme cases.